Take A Relaxing Bath In Süleymaniye Hamam
Have you ever wondered the hamams (old Turkish public baths)? Süleymaniye Hamam is the best and most historic way to try it.
The Süleymaniye Hamam was designed and built between 1550 and 1557 by Mimar Sinan for the Magnificent Süleyman. He made over 400 buildings during his life (he is also architecture of Suleymaniye Mosque) and Building is one of the most famous ones. The Ottoman sultans also used this hamam back in the time. The building is situated on a hill facing the Golden Horn. Hamam is a traditional bathhouse consisting of three sections: cold, lukewarm and hot. The Turkish bath attracts many tourist who wants to try the traditional bath of Turkish culture. It is the only Turkish bath in Istanbul where men and women bathe together.
In the hamam, a staff called tellak massages you. You don’t just bath and go. It is a place for relaxing, having a massage, waiting in the sauna and doing peeling. Suleymaniye hamam is a very nice hamam with its domes and geometrically aligned chimneys. It has 8 marble coloms around the central massage stone.
The hamam is 35€ for each person including the clothes. Not all the staff knows English (even if it is a touristic place) but they have instructions in many languages.